Ali Rochford

Ali Rochford

Kildare's Orchard lifestyle and garden centre has come full circle

Kildare's Orchard lifestyle and garden centre has come full circle

In 1987, Gerry Dooley started his garden centre by growing fruit, veg, shrubs and climbers. Today it houses its own pet store, showrooms and more

Gardening: Spring bulbs for summer colour

Gardening: Spring bulbs for summer colour

With better weather on the way, it’s time to look ahead and give your garden a much-needed injection of colour

Rock garden and alpine plants are easy to overlook, but they do have appeal

Rock garden and alpine plants are easy to overlook, but they do have appeal

Alpines are hardy little numbers, ideal for anyone who wants to grow a wide variety of plants in a small space

All rosy in Gavin’s garden

All rosy in Gavin’s garden

Gardening guru Diarmuid Gavin’s career has gone from strength to strength in recent times, and now he’s taking his expertise on the road with a tour this May and June

The Camellia is a glossy addition to any Irish garden

The Camellia is a glossy addition to any Irish garden

From winter to spring, the flower offers an abundance of forms and colours

A little creativity will make for a winning garden

A little creativity will make for a winning garden

The power of positive thinking can help you choose your perfect garden style

Considering a career in horticulture?

Considering a career in horticulture?

Conor Gallinagh's course wants to show you the way ahead

Behold the fair maids: an Irish snowdrop expert

Behold the fair maids: an Irish snowdrop expert

Assumpta Broomfield’s interest in snowdrops grew while studying at the Botanic Gardens, and this month she will be sharing her knowledge at talks in Cork and Galway

Ten plants to help banish the blues

Ten plants to help banish the blues

Buying pots of bulbs in flower and having old reliables like snowdrops can give garden and gardener a lift in winter

Time to go Dutch at the Designed Garden conference

Time to go Dutch at the Designed Garden conference

Noël van Mierlo is among the top landscape architects coming to Dublin for the seminar

Wreath-making guide: Make use of what's free and natural

Wreath-making guide: Make use of what's free and natural

Make a wreath to welcome visitors to your home and show off your gardening skills

After 20 years in fashion, an artist moves to garden sculptures

After 20 years in fashion, an artist moves to garden sculptures

Emma Jane Rushworth moved from fabrics to wirework, and now creates garden sculptures with personalities

Jim Reynolds: Bordering on the sublime

Jim Reynolds: Bordering on the sublime

Restoring the overgrown grounds of a former boarding school was quite a task for garden designer Reynolds

Spruce up your garden for spring

Spruce up your garden for spring

Now is a perfect time to make improvements for the year ahead

The Boyne Valley Garden Centre has a right Royal passion for plants

The Boyne Valley Garden Centre has a right Royal passion for plants

In deepest Co Meath, Aileen Muldoon Byrne nurtures a spectacular array of plants and flowers